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Note from Pamela (Rose Creek Farms)
are a green pod when young and a brown pod when dried on the vine. Both
are edible. You will want to shell all the dried brown pods you see. The
pods that are still green you will want to use those as snap peas and
cook them as you would a green bean.
are a southern heirloom favorite and are quite a bit more expensive to
grow. We like to include as many as we can afford to into the CSA. They
are a green and purple pod when young and a dark purple pod when dried
on the vine. Both are edible. You will want to shell all the dried dark
purple pods you see. The pods that are still green and purple you will
want to use those as snap peas and cook them as you would a green bean.
both take time to shell and some of the members love it and some donít
like taking the time to shell them. They do take some time and you
donít get a lot when your finished. They also take an incredible
amount of time for us to pick by hand, but we feel it is worth the
still love them and I personally just shell what I can and put them in
the freezer. They are a wonderful addition to soups in the winter.
also grow the peas for a cover crop in the summer. These will help amend
our soils by adding organic matter and nitrogen back into the soil (if
Store dried peas in tightly sealed containers to maintain freshness. Donít mix new peas with older ones because they wonít all cook evenly. Cooked, refrigerated peas will keep fresh for up to three to four days.
Shell black-eyed peas from the pods that are slightly dried or completely dried. The pods that are still green and viable will cook just as you would a green bean. Both can freeze well. You will want to soak your peas overnight before cooking them.
Nutritional Value of Cowpea (black-eyed peas)
Cowpea is rich in potassium with good amount of
calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. It also has small amount of iron,
sodium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium.
Calorie Content of Cowpea: 100g of Cinnamon has 44 calories. Calories from fat are 3.
Health Benefits of Cowpea: Cowpea tones the spleen, stomach and pancreas; it helps induce urination and relieves damp conditions like leucorrhea.
Black-Eyed Peas Healthy Side Dish Recipe
Black-eyed Pea Recipe
16 ounces black-eyed peas (peas and snaps)
Shell mature peas and clean snap peas. Rinse
peas and pick over for bad or discolored peas; transfer to a medium
Add peas and enough water to cover by 2 inches.
Add pepper flakes, black pepper, thyme, and oregano.
Shell Pasta with Garlic Scape Pesto, Bacon, and Black Eyed Peas
1 lb. dried shell pasta
Bring a pot of salted water to a simmer. Add soaked beans, cover, cook for 30-45 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, combine garlic scapes, olive oil, red pepper flakes, and
salt & pepper in a food processor. Pulse until the mixture forms a minced paste.
Cook pasta according to package directions until just barely al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta water.
In a large sauce pan, cook bacon pieces until crispy. Add drained beans and saute for 1-2 minutes or until coated. Add cooked pasta and pesto and stir well, adding pasta water as needed if the mixture is too dry. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with freshly shaved parmesan cheese and serve immediately.